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LIst of websites that offer free, legal streaming movies

siliconbitssiliconbits

Useful list for me. If I've missed any. Just add to it.

http://www.openculture.com/freemoviesonline
http://www.blinkbox.com/Movies/Catalogue/Free
http://popcornflix.com/
http://www.crackle.com/shows/index.aspx
http://www.lovefilm.com/browse/film/watch-online/free/
http://xxxxxxxxxx
http://viewster.com/
http://www.indiemoviesonline.com/free-movies
http://www.youtube.com/movies?fl=f&pt=fm
http://www.classiccinemaonline.com/

http://www.filmdiziseyret.com/
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    jaystan
    Good list but ovguide i wouldnt exactly call legal oO
    siliconbits
    jaystan
    Good list but ovguide i wouldnt exactly call legal oO
    Some of the movies are not available in the UK
    M0nk3h
    Can you stream these from an iPad?
    tomwatts
    ovguide itself is legal, but it links to illegal sites (:
    jaystan
    tomwatts
    ovguide itself is legal, but it links to illegal sites (:


    yeah true if you want to stay legal i wouldnt reccomend ovguide
    nebno6
    deadmancool
    nebno6

    thread is for movies
    momocub
    BRILLIANT :D
    ewen1605
    nebno6


    Only if you have a television license.
    sollas001
    If you watch live?
    mugglesquop
    COLT45UK
    Heat if any of them does subtitles ...
    Cold if they DON'T offer subtitles ...
    mr_bigg
    Thanks
    Blacklion
    thanks
    sprooter
    richto
    Dont forget http://thepiratebay.se/top/201/ and http://www.newzbin2.es/browse/category/p/movies/

    All download and streaming sites are legal to use just so long you dont upload or seed copyrighted material. The latest Bit Torrent clients can stream.



    Edited By: richto on Feb 09, 2012 12:28: .
    MasterYoda
    richto
    Dont forget http://thepiratebay.se/

    All download and streaming sites are legal to use just so long you dont upload or seed copyrighted material. The latest Bit Torrent clients can stream.
    I'm actually interested to know what law says this is legal?
    richto
    MasterYoda
    richto
    Dont forget http://thepiratebay.se/

    All download and streaming sites are legal to use just so long you dont upload or seed copyrighted material. The latest Bit Torrent clients can stream.
    I'm actually interested to know what law says this is legal?


    A better start would be understanding how the law works. Laws usually specify what isnt permitted.

    Edited By: richto on Feb 09, 2012 12:31
    deadmancool
    MasterYoda
    richto
    Dont forget http://thepiratebay.se/

    All download and streaming sites are legal to use just so long you dont upload or seed copyrighted material. The latest Bit Torrent clients can stream.
    I'm actually interested to know what law says this is legal?

    ThePirateBay only hosts the torrent file. It's the users that hold the actual illegal file, therefore ThePirateBay is legal.
    mirnik24
    Thanks for listing.
    jaystan
    deadmancool
    MasterYoda
    richto
    Dont forget http://thepiratebay.se/

    All download and streaming sites are legal to use just so long you dont upload or seed copyrighted material. The latest Bit Torrent clients can stream.
    I'm actually interested to know what law says this is legal?

    ThePirateBay only hosts the torrent file. It's the users that hold the actual illegal file, therefore ThePirateBay is legal.


    Tell that to the many sites shut down and the lad from the uk that may be extradited to the us for merely pointing people to the files.
    Jas10
    Jas10[helper]2 years, 9 months ago #22Show comment tools Reply
    Well done and many thanks.
    Excellent post, very useful.
    richto
    jaystan
    deadmancool
    MasterYoda
    richto
    Dont forget http://thepiratebay.se/

    All download and streaming sites are legal to use just so long you dont upload or seed copyrighted material. The latest Bit Torrent clients can stream.
    I'm actually interested to know what law says this is legal?

    ThePirateBay only hosts the torrent file. It's the users that hold the actual illegal file, therefore ThePirateBay is legal.


    Tell that to the many sites shut down and the lad from the uk that may be extradited to the us for merely pointing people to the files.


    Making money out of pointing people to the files when some of them were in the USA was the issue there, and yes our extration treaty is rediculous and we need to join Germany in not allowing our citizens to be extradited to the USA.

    Simply downloading and watching 'pirate' material in private without distributing is not in anyway illegal in the UK as far as I am aware.




    Edited By: richto on Feb 09, 2012 17:07
    jaystan
    richto
    jaystan
    deadmancool
    MasterYoda
    richto
    Dont forget http://thepiratebay.se/

    All download and streaming sites are legal to use just so long you dont upload or seed copyrighted material. The latest Bit Torrent clients can stream.
    I'm actually interested to know what law says this is legal?

    ThePirateBay only hosts the torrent file. It's the users that hold the actual illegal file, therefore ThePirateBay is legal.


    Tell that to the many sites shut down and the lad from the uk that may be extradited to the us for merely pointing people to the files.


    Making money out of pointing people to the files when some of them were in the USA was the issue there, and yes our extration treaty is rediculous and we need to join Germany in not allowing our citizens to be extradited to the USA.

    Simply downloading and watching 'pirate' material in private without distributing is not in anyway illegal in the UK as far as I am aware.





    Many people have already recieved letters for material they have just downloaded and watched. I Think technically streaming them you are ok. Usually if you are sent a letter the cost is a few thousand. I will have to have a look around but if i remember rightly there was one film that made more money off the letters than the film grossed in cinemas.
    jaystan
    robster113
    richto
    Dont forget http://thepiratebay.se/top/201/ and http://www.newzbin2.es/browse/category/p/movies/

    All download and streaming sites are legal to use just so long you dont upload or seed copyrighted material. The latest Bit Torrent clients can stream.




    I'm not sure about the legality of just streaming or downloading (surely illegal?) but anyway the bittorrent protocol makes it extremely difficult to download without seeding/uploading at all
    anonemoney
    thanks OP
    perrioli
    richto
    dupe post.

    Edited By: richto on Feb 10, 2012 12:58: .
    richto
    richto
    [quote=jaystan]
    Many people have already recieved letters for material they have just downloaded and watched. I Think technically streaming them you are ok. Usually if you are sent a letter the cost is a few thousand. I will have to have a look around but if i remember rightly there was one film that made more money off the letters than the film grossed in cinemas.


    No - a tiny, miniscule percentage of P2P users received letters for DISTRIBUTING content via Bit Torrent or similar peer to peer systems. And such extortion attempts have been sucessfully fought off in the UK courts, and just simply ignored by most recipients. I wouldnt even respond unless I got a court summons which is highly unlikely. Even in the US such fishing expeditions are hitting road blocks.

    For instance I run an open WiFi connection as some of my devices dont support encryption and turning on encryption slows down traffic massively. Good luck proving it was actually me that distributed something in those circumstances.

    If you are really worried about the minute chance of having such issues, then just get a VPN account for Peer to Peer or a Usenet account for download only. Such services are available for free, or for a small subscription for premium service levels.

    Edited By: richto on Feb 10, 2012 12:46
    richto


    Only if you are dumb enough to cough up after a threatening letter. They are not getting too far with those that refused:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/03/hurt_locker_pain_continues/

    http://torrentfreak.com/ip-address-not-a-person-bittorrent-case-judge-says-110503/

    Edited By: richto on Feb 10, 2012 12:55
    richto
    robster113
    richto
    Dont forget http://thepiratebay.se/top/201/ and http://www.newzbin2.es/browse/category/p/movies/

    All download and streaming sites are legal to use just so long you dont upload or seed copyrighted material. The latest Bit Torrent clients can stream.




    I'm not sure about the legality of just streaming or downloading (surely illegal?) but anyway the bittorrent protocol makes it extremely difficult to download without seeding/uploading at all


    If you think just downloading / streaming is illegal in the UK then please explain under what law?

    It isnt hard to block uploads. You can set upload connections to zero on your client.
    jaystan


    Hey if you want to go up against some of the richest companies in the world then thats fine but at least people should know the risks. All this is academic anyway seeing as the governments bill that would come into force in 2013 will directly go after people downloading copyrighted material.
    Under this bill it would be up to the ISPs to send a letter to any household downloading copyrighted material to stop. It is three strikes and your out. If you recieve a third letter your address is then blacklisted and you are no longer allowed internet.
    jaystan
    And as said in the article it is unclear how many settled out of court which is three to five thousand pound each. That ruling you linked to was one ruling in one court in one state in another country. IP addresses acording to UK law you are responsible for the safe keeping of. Anything done under your IP address is squarely aimed at you. If you do go to court against a company of this size you will be paying a lot more than three to five thousand to defend yourself.

    Edited By: jaystan on Feb 10, 2012 14:33
    jaystan
    polo03
    Good list
    richto
    jaystan
    And as said in the article it is unclear how many settled out of court which is three to five thousand pound each. That ruling you linked to was one ruling in one court in one state in another country.

    But it is clear that no money has been extracted from those that didnt settle. I linked to rulings regarding the case linked to above.

    jaystan
    IP addresses acording to UK law you are responsible for the safe keeping of. Anything done under your IP address is squarely aimed at you. If you do go to court against a company of this size you will be paying a lot more than three to five thousand to defend yourself.

    Thats just total rubbish. There is no UK law making you responsible for IP addresses. Thats complete bs you just made up. In actual fact UK law specifically exempts those who provide an internet service to others from any responsbility for the actions of those others, providing they remove infringing content when notified, etc.

    To defend yourself against civil copyright claims would be simply by turning up to your local county court and stating your case. The costs would be zero unless you lost, and they cant ask you to pay their costs either even if they won. If you simply state 'it wasnt me, i just pay the bill' it is very hard for them to prove otherwise.

    And just turning up at your local small claims court to fight you and preparing a case and submnitting the relevant documents would cost them hundreds. Hence why passive resistance is the best policy - just ignore them and it will most likely go away. And if it doesnt, you havnt lost out in the chance to defend yourself - but you have made their life much harder, and made it more costly to pursue others.

    Good luck to them finding a solicitor that wants to take on such cases: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jan/18/acslaw-solicitor-internet-piracy-suspended/


    Edited By: richto on Feb 10, 2012 23:19: .
    jaystan
    markweatherill
    I think TVshack is missing from that list. Oh wait...
    richto


    Yes that's pretty accurate, and makes it clear that you are unlikely to receive more than a threatening letter if that, unless you distribute for personal gain.

    As stated if you care, get a VPN for about £4 a month: https://www.ipredator.se/
    Or if too tight to pay, use a free one (puts adverts in your browsing, but is easily turned on and off): http://expatshield.com/
    Or use Usenet http://www.giganews.com/

    Edited By: richto on Feb 11, 2012 11:45
    jaystan
    richto


    Yes that's pretty accurate, and makes it clear that you are unlikely to receive more than a threatening letter if that, unless you distribute for personal gain.

    As stated if you care, get a VPN for about £4 a month: https://www.ipredator.se/
    Or if too tight to pay, use a free one (puts adverts in your browsing, but is easily turned on and off): http://expatshield.com/
    Or use Usenet http://www.giganews.com/


    True but it does make it clear it is illegal and the law it is breaking is the copyright law. Even though it is unlikely it could happen. As long as people know this then they know the risk they are taking. Then it is up to them.
    Sophiasky
    Will take a look, thank you.
    Chef_uk
    Out of interest, what is the law on watching illegal streams? IMHO doing so is less worse than downloading and burning to disc as that allows you to profit from doing so, the very reason they don't want us to do it. But watching a stream negates that option. I am therefore led to believe that watching a stream is even less likely to see you get in to trouble than to have the same amount of illegal movies sitting on your HDD. Am i wrong? Just curious if anyone knows?
    richto
    jaystan
    richto


    Yes that's pretty accurate, and makes it clear that you are unlikely to receive more than a threatening letter if that, unless you distribute for personal gain.

    As stated if you care, get a VPN for about £4 a month: https://www.ipredator.se/
    Or if too tight to pay, use a free one (puts adverts in your browsing, but is easily turned on and off): http://expatshield.com/
    Or use Usenet http://www.giganews.com/


    True but it does make it clear it is illegal and the law it is breaking is the copyright law. Even though it is unlikely it could happen. As long as people know this then they know the risk they are taking. Then it is up to them.


    You didnt get it. Watching movies via streaming isnt illegal. It is just like listening to a pirate radio station. The person sending is doing the distributing.

    It is not illegal to simply posses a copyright-infringing work or to watch or listen to it privately. A plaintiff would still have to show that you copied or distributed the work. Downloading only is also arguably not infringement - making, selling or distributing copies is the illegal bit. In this case the person sending is making the copy. However that one has yet to be tested I believe - as it is only a civil offence, the penalties for copying would be actual damages - i.e. any loss they could prove as a direct consequence - presumably at the most the cost of you buying or even renting the content. Therefore such a case is unlikely ever to make the courts.

    In summary for personal downloading or personal streaming, you really dont need to care unless the law or how it is enforced changes.

    For personal distribution (for instance Bit Torrent seeding) there is a higher risk, but it's still not far from zero.

    Don't feed the Trolls! See http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com/ and http://dietrolldie.com/





    Edited By: richto on Feb 12, 2012 13:21: .
    mrc112
    I can certainly see why they are free. Don't even understand how some of these even made it into the screen in the frist place.
    Cannot vote either cold or hot for this one. Hot as they are free and someone may actually find something they like. Cold as I couldn't find any I wanted to watch.
    Good effort in producing the list in the first place - so I've changed my mind. Hot from me as well
    33342
    richto
    You didnt get it. Watching movies via streaming isnt illegal. It is just like listening to a pirate radio station. The person sending is doing the distributing.

    It is not illegal to simply posses a copyright-infringing work or to watch or listen to it privately. A plaintiff would still have to show that you copied or distributed the work. Downloading only is also arguably not infringement - making, selling or distributing copies is the illegal bit. In this case the person sending is making the copy. However that one has yet to be tested I believe - as it is only a civil offence, the penalties for copying would be actual damages - i.e. any loss they could prove as a direct consequence - presumably at the most the cost of you buying or even renting the content. Therefore such a case is unlikely ever to make the courts.

    In summary for personal downloading or personal streaming, you really dont need to care unless the law or how it is enforced changes.

    For personal distribution (for instance Bit Torrent seeding) there is a higher risk, but it's still not far from zero.

    Don't feed the Trolls! See http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com/ and http://dietrolldie.com/


    I think you are getting slightly confused with criminal and civil law. Downloading is certainly against the law, although it isn't a criminal offence.
    As to the bit about making copies, what are you doing when it is copied to your hard drive if not copying it?
    nagu43
    Links put together - Hot
    MmMd
    class!
    Wonderkid147
    sexyzak
    Pepper hot baby (_;)
    Darroch
    Thanks
    LouO
    blinkbox is totally legal

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